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Dear colleagues,


The next meeting of the European Board of Anaesthesiology will take place during EuroAnaesthesia 2024


The EBA Executive team

World Anaesthesia Day 2023!

Dear Esteemed Colleagues,

On this World Anesthesia Day, we wish to extend our heartfelt congratulations to each of you. As we commemorate this day, let us take a moment to reflect on the importance of our work and the impact it has on the lives of those we serve. Together, we exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and care!

Warm regards and best wishes for World Anesthesia Day.

The EBA Executive team

16th October 2023


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Dear colleagues, dear friends,

a heartfelt thank you for your hard work and another year of fruitful collaboration.

The passing year saw the return of the irreplaceable congeniality of direct meetings and we hope to uphold it in the year to come.

Wishing you and your dear ones a Merry Christmas and a joyful Holiday season!


The EBA Executive team


EBA Autumn meeting

2-3 December, 2022

(Zagreb, Croatia)


Dear colleagues,

It is with deep sadness that we share with you the notice that Prof. Dr. Götz Geldner has died on Sunday October 23rd at the age of 57. Professor Geldner was a cherished colleague as well as an active participant in the work of our Board. In 2016 he was elected vice president of the European Board of Anaesthesiology and also served as interim president from March till May 2021. Throughout his work in the EBA he was not only a good friend but a true and devout advocate for the specialty.

Professor Geldner was Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive, Emergency and Pain Medicine of the Klinikum Ludwigsburg since 2005. He also served as president of the Berufsverbandes Deutscher Anästhesisten (BDA) since 2011.

Along with his notable scientific acomplishments, it will be his commitment to helping others, colleagues and patients alike that will be remembered.

Our thoughts go out to his family and coworkers.

The Executive of the EBA


Dear colleagues, October 16th is World Anaesthesia Day

The focus this year is on Medication Safety. Being leaders in perioperative patient safety we anaesthesiologists have an obligation to serve as role models and share that knowledge and expertise with our colleagues and coworkers.

To facilitate the implementation of a culture of medication safety the EBA published Recommendations for Safe Medication Practice:


The EBA also fully supports the WFSA campaign to emphasize the importance of Medication Safety and increase the visibility of the role anaesthesiologists play in providing a safe environment for patients



Happy WAD 2022!


The European Board of Anaesthesiology (EBA) fully supports the WHO World Patient Safety Day 17th September 2022.  

Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of avoidable harm in health care across the world and ‘Medication Safety’ has been selected as the theme for World Patient Safety Day 2022,  reaffirming the objectives of the WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: ‘Medication Without Harm’ launched in 2017. https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-patient-safety-day/2022 

This focuses on the priority areas of medication safety: high-risk situations, transitions of care, polypharmacy (concurrent use of multiple medications) and look-alike, sound-alike medications, all particularly applicable to Anaesthesiology. The European Board of Anaesthesiology responded to this by publishing Recommendations for Safe for Safe Medication Practice.


The EBA wishes to promote these recommendations to help reduce high burden of medication-related harm due to medication errors and unsafe practices. Additionally they include a 13-point checklist all hospitals can use to monitor the implementation of these simple and achievable measures. Prof Oleg Sabelnikovs, EBA President said “According to WHO, medication harm accounts for 50% of the overall preventable harm in medical care and we advocate urgent action through adopting the EBA guidelines to improve medication safety.”Dr David Whitaker, Chair of the EBA Patient Safety Committee, commenting on the WHO initiative, said: “Great opportunities exist to reduce and remove human factor errors in medication safety through better pharmacy procurement of safer, end-user friendly medicine preparations, avoiding preparations that look and sound alike which can easily be confused with others, using ready-to-administer prefilled syringes and standardisation of work surfaces and medication processes.” 

Any enquires about this Press Release please contact EBA Secretariat email: secretary@eba-uems.eu 


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